MC Scheu Ruby 3 is made at Benz Micro in Switzerland. This pick-up cartridge is based on the Benz Ruby, although the generator is that of the Benz LP.


The pick-up is equipped with a Namiki micro-ridge diamond stylus tip. We are convinced of the advantages of supplying only low-output variants. Therefore the MC Scheu Ruby 3 has an output of about 0.34 mV running at a speed of 3.54 cm/s.


Each pick-up is hand-made, individually measured out and audio tested. The original of the testing protocol is supplied along with the system.

Scheu Analogue MC Scheu Ruby 3 Cartridge

  • Physical

    System type:
    Moving Coil

    Aluminum-alloy, open, free-floating

    Solid boron rod: 0.28 mm diameter

    Nude line-contact diamond, mirror polished

    Stylus tip radius:
    3 x 60 μm

    Vertical tracking angle:
    20 degrees

    Square ruby jewel plate

    8.3 gr



    Output voltage:
    ca. 0.34 mV at 3.54 cm/s

    Internal impedance:
    ca. 38 ohms

    Frequency response:
    10Hz – 50kHz +/- 1 dB

    Channel balance:
    < 0.5dB Channel separation:
    > 35 dB @ 1 kHz



    Tracking ability:
    at 315 Hz at a tracking force of 2 grams: >80 µm

    Dynamic compliance:
    15 µm/mN


    Setup Instructions

    Recommended loading:
    500 – 47,000 ohms

    Recommended tracking force:
    1.8 – 2.2 gr

    Optimum tracking force:
    1.8 – 2.0 gr

    Recommended tonearm mass:
    Medium to high

    Optimum working temperature:
    23° C

    Break-in period:
    40 hours




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